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OVR Coaching Education: IMPACT
Head coaches must be at least 18 years old, be a current member of USA Volleyball and the Ohio Valley Region, have a current background screen, be minimum IMPACT certified, have concussion training certification and must be SafeSport certified.
(Note: Any indoor IMPACT certification obtained beginning with the 2017-2018 season no longer includes the SafeSport certification.)
Assistant coaches must be current members of USA Volleyball and the Ohio Valley Region, have a current background screen, be minimum IMPACT certified and have concussion training certification. If over 18 years old, they must have a current background screen. If under 18 years old, they may not serve as head coach in any capacity in practice or matches. Must be SafeSport certified in 2015-16.
To register for IMPACT clinics here in the OVR, (cost $40 for early registration and $60 for late/on-site registration), go to: Register for an OVR IMPACT clinic
- Clinic last 4.5 hours
- No certification exam!
To register for online USAV Indoor IMPACT On-demand clinics (cost $40 for members, $75 for non-members), go to: Register for a USAV Indoor IMPACT On-demand clinic
To register for online USAV Beach IMPACT On-demand clinics (cost $40 for members, $75 for non-members), go to:Register for a USAV Beach IMPACT On-demand clinic
- Clinic last 7.5 hours
- Must pass certification exam with 90% to be certified (exam takes about 1 hour)
- Must send certificate (not confirmation email!) to email@example.com
If you completed the IMPACT On Demand course, you can access the certificate at the USAV Academy at USAVolleyballAcademy.org using the same username and password as your membership account, and then go to the Transcripts tab. On that screen, you can use the blue Certificates button near the right side of the screen, click on the first option in the list, 601-1415CAP, and you'll be able to view and print your certificate showing IMPACT.
For information on various coaching certifications that can be accepted by USAV as IMPACT certification: Equivalent Certifications
If you are having problems with any online IMPACT course, you MUST use the link below (the OVR cannot help with any of the online clinic issues you may experience): USAV Helpdesk
For online SafeSport training (free): SafeSport
For the online Concussions in Sport training through NFHS (free): NFHS Concussion Site
Certifications from Other Regions of USAV
Any and all certifications received from USA Volleyball as well as IMPACT certifications received in other regions of USA Volleyball will be honored by the Ohio Valley Region. In order for these certifications to be recognized by the OVR, copies of these certifications must be sent to the OVR Director of Coaching Education firstname.lastname@example.org.